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San Antonio Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Another driver makes the awful decision to drink and drive, and now your family is forced to live the consequences. At the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS, we represent drunk driving accident victims and their families throughout San Antonio, Texas and the surrounding areas. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will fight for you and take your case to trial if necessary. Call us today to discuss your case.

We Pursue Compensation, Justice, and Accountability

When a driver chooses to drive drunk, that driver should be held accountable. Unfortunately, in a car accident claim we can only hold the wrongdoer accountable by pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit — which in most cases, is covered by the negligent driver’s insurance coverage. The State of Texas will hold the driver criminally responsible for their actions. The San Antonio drunk driving accident lawyers at the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS pursue civil justice by recovering the compensation you need and deserve.

Although no amount of money can provide you with true peace of mind about the damage caused by a negligent drunk driver, compensation can provide relief to you and your family. Many victims who survive a drunk driving accident suffer life-altering injuries, such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries. A successful personal injury claim following the accident can provide you with compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, future life care needs, pain and suffering, and more.

For family members coping with the death of a loved one, compensation may also be available for loss of consortium (companionship) and for funeral expenses.

Proving Your Claim

Here’s what your lawyer will do to hold a drinking establishment responsible for your injuries. In order to build a successful case against a bar, one or both of the following points will need to be proven:

  • The drunk driver was underage and should not have been served any amount of alcohol. Bars are required to ID customers, and dram shop laws prohibit serving alcohol to minors. If an underage driver caused your accident and you can prove they were served a drink at the bar, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
  • The person who caused the accident was clearly intoxicated when drinks were served. Witness statements, credit cards or sales receipts, or knowledge of the whereabouts of the driver on the date of the accident can provide helpful evidence. For example, if the drunk driver you hit frequented several bars just prior to your accident, this may support a claim for obvious intoxication and a basis for negligence on the part of the bar.

Damages After a Drunk Driving Accident

When both the driver and the drinking establishment are to blame for your accident, the amount of compensation you are awarded will be based on the percentage of fault of each party. Generally, a judge or jury will decide how much liability they each bear.

Comprehensive Representation After a Drunk Driving Accident

In addition to the legal services the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS offers, we are able to refer injured clients to qualified local medical professionals. We work closely with our clients to ensure they receive the proper medical attention and treatment that is necessary for their recovery following a serious drunk driving wreck.

A Drunk Driver Just Hit You: What Now?

A drunk driving accident is one of the easiest ways to receive compensation if someone else was negligent. Judges and juries do not sympathize for anyone who was drunk driving. They fear for their families, themselves, and anyone else on the road who is victimized by drunk drivers. Unfortunately drunk driving accidents occur quite often, and although you can try to avoid them, there’s always a possibility you will get hit by a drunk driver at some point.

Let’s take a look at some drunk driving accident tips that can help you receive the compensation that you deserve and protect yourself after the accident occurs.

Speak With the Drunk Driver if Possible

An interesting way to extract as much information as possible from a drunk driver is to speak with them as much as you can. Some people think that if the person is drunk, then you should avoid them at all costs. If the person is not violent, you can talk to them and try to get them to admit is much as possible. Since they are drunk they may reveal information that you can give this information to your San Antonio personal injury lawyer to help your case in the future.

Gather Evidence, While Avoiding the Driver if Needed

If the drunk driver seems dangerous after they step out of their vehicle then you should avoid the driver at all costs. Take as many pictures as you can and even record some videos if you think it will help your case. Get pictures of the crash scene, license plate, and the negligent driver.

Talk to and Exchange Info With Witnesses

If there are witnesses in the area then you should speak with them. Get contact information from these witnesses so you can give this information to your personal injury lawyers. Your personal injury lawyers use these witnesses to piece together as much information as possible so that you can get the compensation you deserve.

Helping Your Family Through a DWI Fatality Lawsuit

If your family has lost a loved one in a DWI fatality, the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS will offer reliable guidance. Our attorneys will handle your concerns sensitively and appropriately. A DUI accident adds a punishable element to the claim, and the state will prosecute the offender. Our firm will provide compassionate representation as we pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one.

Please call our experienced San Antonio car accident lawyers today at (210) 800-0000 for your free consultation and evaluation of your claim.